Bosnia and Herzegovina: Regulatory Bodies
Communication Regulation Authority
The Communication Regulation Authority (Regulatorna agencija za komunikacije, CRA or RAK) established by the Law on Communications (Official Gazette BiH No. 33/02, 12 November 2002) is an independent state agency tasked with the regulation of the entire broadcasting sector. Its main tasks are:
- Regulating broadcasting and public telecommunications networks and services. In this field, the agency provides licenses to broadcasters and monitors their compliance to the license agreement;
- Planning the use of radio frequencies and assigning the frequencies to operators.
The CRA also monitors compliance of the operators to the established conditions and has executive powers to enforce rules and regulations set up by the law.
Broadcasting System Board
The Broadcasting System Board is the governing body for the public service broadcasting. It is composed of 12 members and, as Article 8 of the Law on PB System explains, is responsible for the radio and television tax and the harmonization of programming schedules through cooperation between governing bodies and management of public broadcasting services.